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DID YOU GUESS IT??

This Can You Guess It?? photo appears in the February 2005 Nebline Newsletter

Raspberries Delightful Raspberries!

Raspberries can be successfully grown in Nebraska. They are grown primarily by the home gardener and used fresh or frozen, in jams or in jellies.

The red, yellow, black, and purple raspberry types are grown in eastern Nebraska, while western Nebraskans primarily grow only red berries.

GROWING:

Learn how you can add delicious raspberries to your garden plan:

Raspberries for the Home Garden

Pruning has a major impact on the production of quality raspberry fruit. It can affect growth rate, fruit number, size and disease susceptibility.

For information on caring for your raspberries, read Supporting and Pruning Raspberries

Upcoming Workshop - Acreage Owners Rural Living Clinic: Raising Small and Tree Fruits for Home or Commercial Use, February 2005. Details.

EATING:

The results looked "berry" good for berries in 2004 when United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers released a list of the top 20 antioxidant-rich foods in a study of over 100 commonly consumed foods tested (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, June 9, 2004).

Wild blueberries, cultivated blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries took six of the top 11 spots.

Check out: "It's the Berries!" | My Favorite Smoothie: One Recipe, Many Variations

FUN!

Raspberries can even be used to dye your Easter Eggs. Try this fun, children's activity


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